Mains & Shippy Stereoview - Scenes in California - Blue Gravel Mine at Sucker Flat [123699]

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Mains & Shippy Stereoview - Scenes in California - Blue Gravel Mine at Sucker Flat  [123699]
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This item SOLD at 2022 Jun 04 @ 14:35UTC-7 : PDT/MST
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1871. Yuba County. This stereoview shows the Blue Lead (lowest, richest of the 7 gravel units as defined by Whitney. It was taken after a major robbery at the Blue Point Mining Company. Marked on reverse as Maine & Shippy (Marysville). "The Blue Point and Blue Gravel Mines, two of the richest hydraulic mines in California, which along with a number of other claims worked the gold bearing placers laid under these hills by the Pliocene Yuba River. The water for the hydraulicking came Nevada City and Grass Valley in the Excelsior and Tarr Ditches. The slurry was carried out in long sluice tunnels carved at great expense through hard basaltic rock. By 1877 a reported $13 million in gold had been mined." [excelsiorproject.com] State:California City:Succor Flat Date:1871 Provenance: